Eileen Denny

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A computational method is proposed for the construction of a three-dimensional space-filling model of an acinar ventilatory unit. Its geometry consists of truncated octahedra arranged in a cuboidal block. The ducts and alveoli are formed by opening specific common faces between polyhedra. The branching structure is automatically computed using algorithms(More)
Atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition is altering biogeochemical cycling in forests and interconnected lakes of the northeastern US, and may shift nutrient limitation from N toward other essential elements, such as phosphorus (P). Whether this shift is occurring relative to N deposition gradients across the northeastern US has not been investigated. We used(More)
A model for the mechanical properties of an alveolar duct is analyzed using the finite element method. Its geometry comprises an assemblage of truncated octahedral alveoli surrounding a longitudinal air duct. The amounts and distributions of elastin and collagen fiber bundles, modeled by separate stress-strain laws, are based upon published data for dogs.(More)
A finite element model, comprising an assemblage of tetrakaidecahedra or truncated octahedra, is used to represent an alveolar duct unit. The dimensions of the elastin and collagen fibre bundles, and the surface tension properties of the air-liquid interfaces, are based on available published data. Changes to the computed static pressure-volume behavior(More)
A finite element model of mammalian lung parenchyma is used to study the effect of large non-uniform distortions on lung elastic behaviour. The non-uniform distortion is a uni-axial stretch from an initial state of uniform pressure expansion. For small distortions, the parenchymal properties are linearly isotropic and described by two elastic moduli.(More)
A study is conducted into the oscillatory behavior of a finite element model of an alveolar duct. Its load-bearing components consist of a network of elastin and collagen fibers and surface tension acting over the air-liquid interfaces. The tissue is simulated using a visco-elastic model involving nonlinear quasi-static stress-strain behavior combined with(More)
A case of a 65-year-old woman presenting with delayed profound thrombocytopenia 7 days after the use of abciximab (ReoPro) in the setting of percutaneous coronary intervention is described. The patient had normal platelet counts for the first 24 hours after the use of abciximab (ReoPro). She presented with petechiae and profound thrombocytopenia 1 week(More)
Recently we proposed that exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage (EIPH) results from locomotory-impact-induced trauma by impact of the scapula on the chest wall during footfall and the consequent transmission of waves through the lung. A computational model has been developed to demonstrate that wave amplification and focusing occur in the dorsocaudal tip(More)
Exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage (EIPH) in horses, although of major welfare and economic importance worldwide, is of uncertain cause. It is accepted that the dorsocaudal region of the lung is particularly prone to the condition, but present theories of causation cannot satisfactorily explain the mechanism or pattern of occurrence. We propose that(More)
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